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Quiet place

The history behind Ostrov Monastery is fantastic. During communism the place was lifted after they... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2018
drg1923
,
Jersey, United Kingdom
via mobile
The first nuns hermitage in Romania as history

The Ostrov Hermitage was built during 1518 - 1522 being a foundation of Neagoe Basarab Prince and... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2017
Mirela T
,
Romania
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Calimanesti, Romania
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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

The history behind Ostrov Monastery is fantastic. During communism the place was lifted after they build the dam next to it. During summer the island it's nice and clean full of flowers ... just go for a walk. The monastery is old and beautifully painted...More

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Reviewed 21 March 2017

The Ostrov Hermitage was built during 1518 - 1522 being a foundation of Neagoe Basarab Prince and of his wife Despina. The name of Ostrov is comming from the place were it is built, an island in Olt River in downtown of Calimanesti resort from...More

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Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

It is a small monastery situated on a small island. There is a beautiful garden around the church with many flowers. The inside of the monastery it is very nice painted. A very nixe place to visit.

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Reviewed 23 February 2016

A small group of nuns keep this small monastery in the midst of the Olt river clean and tidy,A beautiful garden hidden by a tall wall, accessed via the main gates following a walk through the islands park. They have a small book shop with...More

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Reviewed 1 September 2015

The gardens were absolutely fantastic. The monastery is very small, not spectacular just nice. This monastery is situated on an island on Olt River, near to Cozia Monastery.

Thank nick i
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Reviewed 15 August 2015

Disappointed because the bell rang and I wasn't invited to the diner by the nuns. If you don't know anyone there, nobody seems to pay attention to you.

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Reviewed 26 September 2014

The garden looks like Saint Mary's most beautiful garden, full of wonderful flowers, with a little but very warm church, having inside a treasure: Saint Mary's wonders making icon!

Thank Rodica Ioana S
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Reviewed 18 September 2013

The church building was reconstructed on the location of an earlier church within the period 1520-1521. It was founded by Neagoe Basarab Voivode and by his wife, Despina Doamna. In 1980, on account of the fact that there were initiated hydrotechnical operations on the Olt...More

Thank Dariana2
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